Ski clubs hitting the slopes
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Wyoming County Press Examiner
Ski Clubs at schools in Wyoming County are gearing up for fun on the slopes this winter.
Lackawanna Trail, Elk Lake, Tunkhannock Area and Keystone College all have ski clubs that will travel to ski destinations throughout the region.
The Elk Lake ski club, advised by Craig Good, will be taking trips throughout the winter months. The club has more than 100 members from grades seven through 12.
Elk Lake will take its trips in January and February to Elk Mountain in Uniondale.
Keystone College offers a ski club which is referred to as the Keystone College Snow Team.
This year the team will take six trips to Sno Mountain on consecutive Sunday nights with the first trip scheduled for late January
Keystone’s ski club is overseen by adviser Bre Reynolds.
The team has more than 20 active members, and Reynolds said the value of getting to ski at a discounted rate is a perk for the members.
For more information on the Snow Team, email Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lackawanna Trail’s ski club will be making trips. There will be six evening trips to Sno Mountain, three night trips, one day and one twilight trip to Elk Mountain.
There will also be a two day trip for skiers and snowboarders to Stowe, Vt., in February.
The trips will take place between January and March. Trail students ski on Thursday nights after departing from the school at 3 p.m. and return to the school around 10:30 p.m.
There are about 100 students in grades seven through 12 involved along with some parents and seven faculty members.
Each member pays $30 transportation fee for bussing and pay discounted prices for each of the trips.
Adviser Joan Horwatt said the advantage of students joining the club is to get to take part in affordable skiing on a weekly basis.
Tunkhannock Area High School this year will sponsor a ski club that is advised by teachers Doug Wilson and Kyle Snover along with Wilson’s wife, Ali.
This is Wilson’s third year at the helm with the club bolstering more than 40 members.
The club will be making seven weekly trips to Elk Mountain in Uniondale throughout January into February. Also, the group will travel to Sugarbush Resort in Vermont near Burlington in February.
Wilson said he encourages parents to allow their kids to get involved because it’s a fun way to get through the dark and cold winter months.